Annual Appeal

The Brown School Annual Appeal

Your contribution to the 2019-2020 Annual Appeal is an investment in the educational quality of the school and contributes directly to enriching the academic curriculum and enhancing student activities.

The Annual Appeal is the school’s most important fundraising priority. It provides essential support for the operating budget.

Progress to goal to date:  $31,996.04        (updated June 26)

Thank  you to the many donors who have made contributions. We greatly appreciate your generosity. To date, we have already raised $31,996.04 from parents, grandparents, faculty and staff, alumni, parents of alumni and friends of Brown School.

Please consider making a contribution, if you have not already done so. Every gift matters.

If you would like more information on how to make a gift, please contact our main office at or by phone at 518-370-0366.

 Answers to your questions about the Annual Appeal

What is the purpose of the Annual Appeal?

Like many independent schools, Brown School’s tuition is purposefully set to foster enrollment of all qualified students. As such, it covers a large portion (80 percent) of the total cost of educating a student for one year, but not the entire cost. Your contribution is essential to bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of student education.

How are contributions to the Annual Appeal used?

Gifts are put to work immediately to cover essential academic costs. They sustain Brown’s tradition of academic excellence, musical and artistic richness, and innovative programs. More specifically, they fund things like these:

  • New technologies that will keep our instruction on the cutting edge
  • Professional development for our teachers–because pushing boundaries for our teachers is just as important as it is for our students.
  • Advances in our acclaimed visual and performing arts programs
  • Innovative materials that bring math and science to life–so that students gain the ability to apply the math and science concepts they learn in class to the world around them.

What is the deadline for making a gift in order for it to count toward the 2019-2020 Annual Appeal?

The last date to make a gift for the 2019-2020 Annual Appeal is August 31, 2020, which is the end of our fiscal year.